Robert and Beth (Kuenzel) Lee, Overland Park, Kan., announce the birth of a son, Parker Thomas Lee. Born June 7, 2018, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan., he weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21 1/4 inches long.

Brent and Leslie (Rose) Glover, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Clara Rose Glover. Born June 1, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

We would like to announce the upcoming marriage of Meagan Sue Zerna, a 2015 graduate of Pacific High School, from Villa Ridge, to Tyler Wayne Nelson, a 2014 graduate of Pacific High School, from Villa Ridge.

Max and Rebecca Iler, Union, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Paige Iler, Columbia, to Caleb Lee Howard Gortney, Columbia, son of Randy and Lanett Gortney, Union.

John E. and Vivian Anglin, Washington, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday, June 8, 2018. Mr. Anglin and the former Miss Poole were united in marriage June 8, 1968, in Alexandria, Va. Father Brown officiated at the ceremony.

Alex and Sarah (Ruf) Heeger, Oberlin, Kan., announce the birth of a son, Hank Jeffrey Heeger. Born May 14, 2018, in Norton, Kan., he weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

Francis (Sonny) Alfermann and Mary Alice Alfermann, Washington, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at their home in Washington.

Steven and Mindy Gerstner, Union, announce the birth of a son, George Robert Gerstner. Born May 10, 2018, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Creve Coeur, he weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

Timmy and Jenna (Holdmeyer) Tobben, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Benjamin Timothy Tobben. Born April 20, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Al and Marge Wildt, Washington, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 25, 2018, with a private party. Mr. Wildt and the former Miss Straatmann were united in marriage May 25, 1968, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Washington.

Derald and Sheila Deppe, Pershing, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julianna Deppe, to Jon Meyer, son of Jon and Peggy Meyer, Washington.

Nick and Pat Baravik, Augusta, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 11, 2018. The couple were united in marriage May 11, 1968, in Hawaii.

Lisa Breer, Washington, and Walter “Vinny” Pearson, St. Clair, announce the birth of a son, Lonnie Joseph Pearson. Born March 21, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, he weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Linda Orrell, Washington, is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Erin Orrell, to Marc Murray, son of Michelle Murray, South Carolina state.

Michelle Ann Guehne will marry Luke Donald Otten on May 12, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Haven.

Bobby and Alicia (Bleckman) Ferkel, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Titan Jacob Ferkel. Born April 25, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

Mr. and Mrs. David Gieselman, of Corder, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Gieselman, to Quinton DiNovi, son of Mr. and Mrs.Tom DiNovi, of Villa Ridge.

Ryan and Amanda (Kriete) Polston, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Bryce Charles Polston. Born March 20, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces.

Nick and Katie (Mishler) Straatmann, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Madelyn Marie Straatmann. Born March 22, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 17.5 inches long.

David and Marie Scheiter will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend with family and friends. They were united in marriage April 20, 1968, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, St. Louis.

William and Jeanette DuPree, Union, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, April 20, 2018. They were united in marriage April 20, 1968, at St. Anthony Padua Catholic Church in St. Louis.

Ryan and Carli (Matthews) Doepke, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Naomi Jane Doepke. Born Dec. 7, 2017, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, she weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

Duane and Paula Lammert, Union, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Jo Lammert, to Nicholas Joseph Gross, son of John and Karen Gross, Washington.

Andrew and Michelle (Kuchs) Patke, Labadie, announce the birth of a son, August David Patke. Born March 22, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

Corrie (Woolley) and Quinton Hamilton, St. Louis, announce the birth of a son, Maxwell Gavin Hamilton. Born March 16, 2018, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, he weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

Tammy Raby and Raleigh Jackson, Springfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Layne Jackson, to Anthony Barnhart, son of Andy and Mary Barnhart, New Haven.

Seth and Tricia Holm announce the birth of a daughter, Val Mae Reese Holm. Born March 23, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long.

Robert and Meagan (Lee) Robins, St. Clair, announce the birth of a son, Theoden Ronan Beckett Robins. Born March 2, 2018, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, he weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces.

Mason Peeler and Tierra Schlitt, Hermann, announce the birth of a firstborn son, Malakai Alexander Peeler. Born March 23, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, he weighed 9.3 pounds and was 22 inches long.

George Matthew Morris was born to George and Stephanie Morris Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 3:07 p.m. at Mercy Hospital Washington. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are George and Vannessa Morris and Allen Bush.

Kristopher Green and Alyssa Dean, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Teagan Everleigh Green. Born March 7, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long.

Erin Elizabeth Howard and Andrew Michael Schoenekase, both of Labadie, were united in marriage Sept. 30, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington. Pastor Mark Bangert officiated at the ceremony.

Jamie Allen and Wade Horina, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Cali Anna Marie Allen. Born Feb. 20, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

Stephen Dowil and Dr. Rebecca (Tague) Dowil, Urbandale, Iowa, announce the birth of a daughter, Melanie Ruth Dowil. Born Jan. 11, 2018, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, she weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

Andrew and Melissa (Laramore) Hendrix, Rolla, announce the birth of a daughter, Lydia Grace Hendrix. Lydia was born Feb. 10, 2018, at Phelps County Medical Center, Rolla. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Brian and Suzanne Loepker, Beaufort, announce the birth of a daughter, Caroline Lorraine Loepker. Born Jan. 5, 2018, at Saint Anthony’s Hospital, St. Louis, she weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

Garrett and Jill (Hoying) Searcy, West Chester, Ohio, announce the birth of a daughter, Pearl Elizabeth. Born Feb. 21, 2018, at Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, she weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

Jon and Julie (Bleckman) Ballmann, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Jonathan Michael Ballmann Jr., “Jack.” Born Dec. 27, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

Chelsea Lynn Iffrig and Christopher Rolando Jimenez were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Church, Union. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Joseph Post.

Jane Walde Klein and Brian Klein, Mount Vernon, Ill., announce the birth of a daughter, Eloise Kennedy Klein. Born Jan. 30, 2018, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 8 pounds.

Emily Moore, Lake Sherwood, and Timothy Reel, Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Jamison Walter Moore. Born Nov. 22, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

Jacob and Jackie (Broeker) Wesselschmidt, New Haven, announce the birth of a daughter, Mabel James Kathleen Wesselschmidt. Born Jan. 3, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

Adam and Kinsey (Meyer) Brinker, Bland, announce the birth of a daughter, Ellie Isidor Brinker. Born Jan. 12, 2018, in Rolla, she weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces.

Brad and Ashley McCarthy, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Hailey Lynn McCarthy. Born Jan. 11, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

Mollie Allison Ulsas and Philip Andrew Landwehr were united in marriage Nov. 4, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Washington. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bangert officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Nathan and Kate (Mantle) Nold, Kansas City, announce the birth of a daughter, Elliot Jane Nold. Born Dec. 7, 2017, at Saint Luke’s South Hospital, Overland Park, Kan., she weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces.

Jasmine Denise Roy, New Haven, and Brandon Joseph Patton, St. Louis, announce their engagement.

Jesse and Ashli (White) Hofstetter, Pacific, announce the birth of a daughter, Aubree Elizabeth Hofstetter. Born Sept. 10, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long.

Michael and Theresa Kopp, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Kopp, Washington, to Anthony Swoboda, Villa Ridge, son of Martin and Donna Swoboda, Villa Ridge.

Scott and Carlie Isaak, Hermann, announce the birth of a daughter, Ellie Leora Isaak. Born Jan. 11, 2018, she weighed 9 pounds and was 21 1/2 inches long.

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